Lyndsay Knecht

Assistant Producer

Lyndsay Knecht produces local content for Morning Edition and is assistant producer for Think. She's also the newsroom's unofficial oral historian, intern coordinator and equipment manager.

Lyndsay came to KERA 90.1 with a heart for telling stories about the arts as an agent for social change and community development. She wrote for outlets like the Dallas Observer and NBCDFW.com before landing at UNT's Center for Economic Development and Research.

While Lyndsay headed up content and publicity departments as Director of Development for 35 Denton, the four-day music festival won the 2011 award for Best Promotional Event from the Texas Downtown Association. 

Lyndsay lives in Denton and is always looking for places to practice her rusty Italian, hip-hop dance instructors that favor harder beats and poems by heiresses of Adrienne Rich. Tap her shoulder @ltknecht.

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Art
10:15 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Study Up For 'Think:' How Does A Blind Man Paint? Watch A North Texas Artist In Action

“For me, the world’s a lot more colorful now than it was when I had sight,” Bramblitt says.
John Bramblitt

John Bramblitt started losing his sight when he was 11, because of a seizure disorder. He makes striking paintings by drawing with fabric paint and, using the raised lines as a guide, filling in with oil paint. Watch him at work before he joins Think host Krys Boyd along with Meadows Museum Director of Education Dr. Carmen Smith at noon.

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Music
11:48 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Will This Dallas Writer's Springsteen Dreams Come True Onstage At NCAA Music Festival?

“To be picked out of a crowd, like some kind of rare and beautiful flower – like, what woman doesn’t want that, you know?" Quilantan says.
Catherine Downes

The March Madness Festival is on in downtown Dallas' Reunion Park. Sunday’s headliner is Bruce Springsteen – who, for three decades, has pulled fans onstage during “Dancing In The Dark.” Vanessa Quilantan wants to be next. She isn't just planning to hold a sign at the show and cross her fingers -- the Dallas Observer clubs editor has launched a social media campaign to convince The Boss.

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Health/Science
6:17 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

As Health Insurance Deadline Approaches, Hundreds Flood Local Hospitals For Help

Organizing for Action volunteer Dee Fox stands with Lorisse Hampton, a contract worker from Fort Worth, who successfully purchased a plan at Healthcare.gov at a Fort Worth Public Library's E-skills branch session.
Lyndsay Knecht KERA News

Update, 6 p.m. Monday: KERA's Lauren Silverman has the latest on the looming healthcare deadline:

Interest in the federal health insurance marketplace might have started slowly, but things were racing Monday. The deadline to sign up for 2014 insurance at healthcare.gov is 11:59 p.m.

“We have quite a few people here today,” said Bob Reed, vice president of patient access at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. “Too busy to bean count. … We’ve just been trying to survive a little bit.”

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Health
11:02 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Three Things You Need To Know About Tuberculosis

A new study estimates nearly 1 million children get TB each year.
Frontline PBS

Filmmaker Jezza Neumann and his crew interviewed Tuberculosis patients during 15 minute intervals at Swaziland hospitals, where the disease is common and feared enough to carry a stigma like HIV. Neumann reports back on Think at noon with host Krys Boyd, ahead of TB Silent Killer's airing on KERA TV tomorrow at 9 p.m.

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SXSW
5:25 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Close Calls: What North Texans Saw As SXSW Tragedy Developed

Photographer Andi Harman peered over the Mohawk balcony and found paramedics responding to a crash that left 2 dead and 23 more injured.
Andi Harman D Magazine

Bedford teacher Jesse Hidalgo was in line outside the Mohawk this morning when a car plowed through the crowd he was standing in. Meanwhile, D Magazine photographer Andi Harman was inside the venue - just barely - when the incident changed SXSW history.

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11:59 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': How Millennial Are You?

Lead in text: 
Jeff Whittington pinch hits for 'Think' host Krys Boyd at noon as we dive into one of today's defining cultural battles with Paul Taylor, executive vice president of Pew Research Center and author of 'The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown.' Before you take sides, find out what millennial attitudes you share via this Pew quiz.
Take our 14 item quiz and we'll tell you how 'Millennial' you are, on a scale from 0 to 100, by comparing your answers with those of respondents to a scientific nationwide survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. You can also find out how you stack up against others your age.
Journalism
11:08 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Your Turn To Throw Tomatoes At Local Critics

courosa flickr

Tastemakers. Analysts. Observers. Critics are routinely called much worse. It's part of the job. D Magazine food editor Nancy Nichols, music writer Preston Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Art&Seek's resident aesthete Jerome Weeks join Think host Krys Boyd today at noon to tell their side.

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Psychology
9:14 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Five Ways To Make Yourself Happier, Starting Today

"It’s really rewarding if you find good things novel, like your loved ones," says Dr. Amit Sood.
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Positive mantras you can stitch on a pillow aren't our thing here at Think. That's why it was so refreshing to hear real ways to max out everyday life with gratitude and compassion from Dr. Amit Sood, author of The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free LivingWe're revisiting his January conversation with Krys Boyd today at noon. 

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Storytelling
8:17 am
Tue February 25, 2014

KERA Voices: Meet North Texans Who Are Making Black History

Shay Youngblood stands with a poster-sized version of the UNT library check-out card for her book "Black Girl in Paris." Photographer Sebastien Boncy gave it to her as a wedding gift.
Caydee Daniel KERA News

This Black History month, we're looking at artists, educators and leaders in North Texas who face challenges in their communities -- and the world outside them -- by creating something new. As a part of KERA Voices: Making Black History, they share stories of their work and lives.

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Arts & Culture
9:10 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Mysterious Infomercial Airing This Weekend Showcases Denton Art Collective's Film

Have you seen this man? If you were channel surfing around 3 a.m. this morning in Dallas, the apparent host of 'Forever' might look familiar.
Good/Bad Art Collective

Public art enabled by the Nasher’s XChange project reaches into TV land's darkest hours this weekend.

The Denton-born Good/Bad Art Collective got money to make a short film and place it where infomercials usually go.

It was scheduled to air at 1:30 a.m. Saturday on WFAA-TV (Channel 8), but the art collective says there's been a change: It will air at 3 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 8) on KTXA-TV (Channel 21) and again at 1:40 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 9) on WFAA-TV.

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